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Do Gooders across the US share their #SalvationArmy #RedKettleReason
December 17, 2014 – | No Comment

If you’re active in social media, you’ve probably seen a lot about The Salvation Army’s #RedKettleReason campaign this year. We’re asking the millions of do gooders who support our Army to tell us why they give. So far, more than 62,000 #RedKettleReasons have been shared.

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Food 4 Less, Rancho San Miguel Markets & Jamberry Nails: 3 companies with heart!
December 15, 2014 – | No Comment
Food 4 Less, Rancho San Miguel Markets & Jamberry Nails: 3 companies with heart!

Like people, companies have values. And they often have hearts too. Two grocery stores and one beauty product company decided that they could do some good this Christmas season for people in need by going a little above and beyond.

Salvation Army and Marines’ Toys for Tots are making Christmas happen in SoCal!
December 10, 2014 – | No Comment
Salvation Army and Marines’ Toys for Tots are making Christmas happen in SoCal!

US Marines in full dress uniform! Yep, I thought that might get your attention. This time of year The Salvation Army in Southern California gets to see a lot of the Marines. For the last three years, we’ve been the distribution partner for their famous Toys for Tots campaign. It’s estimated that we’ll get a whopping 150,000 toys from them to give to kids whose families are struggling to provide Christmas this year!

UNC student entrepreneurs create online platform that hosts Salvation Army Adopt-A-Family
December 3, 2014 – | One Comment
UNC student entrepreneurs create online platform that hosts Salvation Army Adopt-A-Family

As freshmen at the University of North Carolina (UNC), Thomas Doochin, Taylor Sharp and Jake Bernstein sat around the dorm room late at night having conversations about giving. Specifically, how to revolutionize giving by making it easy and meaningful for those with lots of resources to be matched with those who have few.

Find your local Salvation Army Angel Tree website!
November 21, 2014 – | No Comment
Find your local Salvation Army Angel Tree website!

Like all giving to The Salvation Army, it’s all about local. That’s one of many things people like best about us.

When you put money in the kettle or respond to a fundraising email or letter, your gift stays in your community to care for people who struggling to make ends meet.

Now It’s Our Turn to Serve Them
November 7, 2014 – | Comments Off
Now It’s Our Turn to Serve Them

Starbucks CEO Howard Shultz and Washington Post editor Rajiv Chandrasekaren collaborated on a book that was released this week, just in time for Veterans Day, called “For Love of Country.” They found that 55% of Iraq veterans felt disconnected from civilian life when they returned from deployment. That’s because fewer than 1% of Americans served in Iraq or Afghanistan and most of the other 99% who didn’t were too busy with their own lives to notice when they came home.

We’re using @CommuniGift to kick off Back to School in SoCal!
July 22, 2014 – | Comments Off
We’re using @CommuniGift to kick off Back to School in SoCal!

Do you remember the excitement of the first day of school? Wearing a new outfit, equipped with new notebooks, pencils, backpack and unlimited possibility! Share that memory by assisting an in-need child get ready for the upcoming school year.

A kindly volunteer, Salvation Army, & Mexican consulate help a man find his home
July 8, 2014 – | Comments Off
A kindly volunteer, Salvation Army, & Mexican consulate help a man find his home

Last week my colleague Kevin White called with an incredible story. He works at The Salvation Army in Orange County, California and was able to witness a small miracle come together. Here’s what he told me.

National Donut Day is a mere 4 days away!
June 2, 2014 – | Comments Off
National Donut Day is a mere 4 days away!

It’s time to start thinking about what you’re going to wear on Friday, June 6 for National Donut Day. I’d recommend something with an elastic waistband. Just a thought.